Careers in Children’s Services

A Career in Children's Services (Education and Care) is a career that grows. There is long-term job security, great career progression, high job satisfaction, and flexibility.  There are also options to work and study at the same time if you need to obtain the minimum qualification to work with children.

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Work Experience in our Children’s Services

Students in Years 10-12 may have the opportunity to complete a few weeks of work experience in one of our Early Education and Care Centres or an Out of School Hours Care service. Work experience opportunities can be valuable in getting an insight into the job profile of educators and helping you figure out if working in Children’s Services is the right fit for you. Click on the button below to express your interest in completing a work experience with us, and we’ll be in touch with more information!


Submit Expression of Interest


Qualifications in Early Childhood Education

Want to become a qualified educator? Communities@Work has its own Registered Training Organisation (RTO 88148) which is a trusted vocational education and training (VET) provider, and the three-time winner at the ACT Training Awards! We offer nationally recognised qualifications of Certificate III and Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. Subsidised study options may also be available (if you’re aged 18 years or above). Click on the button below to express your interest and we’ll be in touch with more information!


Submit Expression of Interest


Traineeships: Earn While You Learn

In our industry-leading traineeship program, the Ascend Program, selected trainees (aged 18 years or over) gain valuable paid work experience in our children’s services while completing a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. Our next Ascend Program intake will begin in mid-2022. However, if you are interested in signing up, please submit an expression of interest and we’ll notify you when opportunities come up. In the meantime, we may be able to consider individual traineeships on a case-by-case basis. Click on the button below to submit your expression of interest and we’ll be in touch with details!


Submit Expression of Interest


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Jobs in Early Childhood Education & Care

If you already have or are working towards an existing qualification in Early Childhood Education and Care (at least a Certificate III), you can apply for casual, part-time or full-time jobs within our Early Education and Care (Child Care) Centres. Working with us means enjoying plenty of benefits while becoming a part of the social impact we create as a not-for-profit in the Canberra community. Our range of employment opportunities includes a variety of roles for Cert III and Diploma qualified Educators and Early Childhood Teachers, among others. Click on the button below to find your perfect role today.


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Jobs in Out of School Hours Care

We are currently looking for Casual Educators to work in our Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) programs for children (pre-school to year 6). If you would like to gain experience working with children, but don’t have any existing qualifications in Education & Care, our OSHC programs offering before and after school care are a good place to start! Please note you must be at least 18 years of age to work in OSHC. Join a team that values excellence, continuous improvement and innovation, while enjoying professional development opportunities. Click on the button below to apply. 


Become an OSHC Educator


Jobs in Family Day Care and In-Home Care

Family Day Care (early education and care in educators’ own homes) and In-Home Care (early education and care in families’ homes for specific circumstances) educators approved with Communities@Work are self-employed educators who are supported by our Coordination Unit. All educators are required to hold/obtain at least a Certificate III qualification. If you’re interested in running your Family Day Care or In-Home Care business supported by our service, click on the relevant button below to apply. 


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Want to know more about working in Children’s Services?

Submit an expression of interest and a member of our team will get in touch to tell you about the pathways and options available for working with Communities@Work’s Education and Care services. By submitting an expression of interest, you will receive careers updates from Communities@Work on your email, and we encourage you to follow the advice/guidelines in the email to begin your career journey with us.

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